29 Jun 17 Wasn't thinking too clearly today in that we both had annual eye appointments that involved the dilation of the pupils which resulted in not having very good vision for the rest of the day. Problem was not having constructed the DI submission prior to the appointment which meant that I wasn't going to be able to produce something for today's mailing. As I write this the eyes are approaching normal but aren't there yet, so I'm gonna use a duplicate of yesterday's submission. Just days prior to reporting for active duty I was supposed to be climbing to the summit of Mt Baker which was going to be exciting because I could watch it releasing material into the sky from where we lived in the Ballard area of the city. That would have been a wonderful challenge and experience but it didn't happen. At the time most folks were expecting that Mountain to blow any time. That didn't happen as everyone knows and just under 4 years later Mt St Helens blew her top!! That combination sparked a little interest on my part in volcanoes. As you travel along the course of the Snake River Plain you pass through the town of Arco, ID, just 18 miles distant from Craters of the Moon National Monument. Here you can learn about the many volcanic eruptions that supposedly created the Plain and the river. According to the information there, the Mt St Helens eruption pales in comparison to those that created the Snake River Plain. Of interest is the suggestion that these series of eruptions caused by hot spots in the earth's crust have moved eastward since they began erupting and that the newest and latest of these hot spots is called Yellowstone National Park. Now it is clearly apparent if you visit the park that there is such and its center is under Lake Yellowstone. This hot spot is claimed to dwarf those that preceded it and it is said that when it blows it will totally transform the four states surrounding it. Two years ago "they" discovered another underneath it said to be 10x bigger and that when the combination blows it will reshape the entire western 1/3 of out nation. (That'll be an interesting form of redistricting!) While I was working on the image I sent yesterday these thoughts were running through my little pea brain and so I created my concept of how things could look just seconds before the big blow if it were to occur with Mt Rainier as the next in succession in the Cascade chain. BOOM!!
Same info as I shared yesterday save for applying the oil spill filter from Topaz's Impression 2 plug-in. Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture priority; ISO 500; 1/800 sec @ f / 11.
The Daily Image